Orchard Cabin late Spring

Phone 01297 552436

Recession proof pricing

We’re trying to keep our prices as low as we can and our rate at the height of the summer is only £535 per week and we are keeping that for 2016 at the moment. We’re already taking bookings for next summer, so if you want to come next year don’t hang about!

In addition, if you book directly from this site we may be able to offer a discount from prices quoted by third party websites.

Introducing the Garden Apartment

The lovely garden apartment is now available. It’s aimed at couples and is slightly cheaper than the cabin. It’s a luxury space with a small kitchen and a glorious power-shower. The lounge is massive and there’s a magnificent vista from all windows with a Sea View. See the dedicated page under the accommodation menu.

Hallelujah – Internet at last

Having tried all the easy ways to get internet to the cabin, we finally bowed to the inevitable and put an ethernet cable in. So now there’s a superfast fibre optic internet in the cabin and you don’t have to sit in the garden, mind you, if you want to sit in the garden…


Do check the tariff page where you will find substantial discounts for periods presently unbooked. Do hurry however these weeks are going fast!

Our Babydoll sheep are doing really well here, they are of course completely spoiled and now expect to be allowed to graze our lawns as well as the orchard. Mind you when it comes to the evening feed time… well I now know what’s meant by feeding frenzy. I nearly disappear in the scrum! Why don’t you pick up one of our cheap weeks in May or June and see them in the flesh. You can feed them too. We now have three adorable lambs as well.

A real welcome

Guests will not only get a welcome bottle of wine and a homemade cake. There’s usually vegetables from the garden on offer.

Babe Rup the Babydoll Ram

The Spring is a blissful time of year at Castlewood. First come the carpets of daffodils, then the succession of blossoms in the orchards and during May this Clematis makes for a romantic screen as you relax on the verandah with a glass of wine. If you can, come down at Easter it’s cheaper than Summer and we think that Castlewood is at its best. During May the Swallows make their appearance. For the past 3 years we have had a pair raising their young in the Cabin Veranda, flitting past our guests and delighting children and adults alike; and this year Robins nested in the Clematis.

The Summer however is when most people take their holidays. In Summer the locality is in overdrive. The seaside resorts of Lyme Regis and Seaton have loads of fun activities for families and good weather for walking, cycling, whilst not guaranteed is at least more likely than not. You can book fossil hunting expeditions, deep sea fishing trips and numerous other activities of all types. Special mention should also go to the Sidmouth Folk week in the first week of August. Of course the beauty of self catering accommodation is if it does rain there are indoor pastimes, games, dvd, and television. We even have a small library in the cabin. And we can always lend you books and maps etc.

Actually we love this area at all times of the year and particularly in the Autumn and Winter, when the nights draw in and all is quiet. The local Carnivals start in September, and part of this carnival tradition is the amazing and scary flaming Tar barrels at Ottery St Mary on November 5th. We are generally closed between Autumn half term and Spring half term.

We think that regardless of the time of year you choose to come, you will find not only a warm welcome here, but also an oasis of tranquility.


We accept small pets (E.G Cats and Dogs) for a small daily charge (currently £6 per day per dog/cat or £35 per week) However we’d ask you not to bring pets that are likely to damage the fabric of the cabin. To help subsequent guests who may have pet allergies we’d ask you to bring covers for beds and furniture (see terms and conditions). You should not leave pets unattended in the cabin.